Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Friday, September 12, 2014

Virginia Harriet Zagorsky Limes (1914 - 1995) - Find A Grave Memorial

Sharing in honor of my mother who would be 100 years old tomorrow.   

Taking a Closer Look at the Chardon Road Cemetery in Willoughby Hills, Lake County, Ohio

Thanking Sunny McClellan Morton for bringing to my attention some gravestone condition issues she found while photographing gravestones and posting them online at "Billion Graves.com"at the Chardon Road Cemetery in Willoughby Hills, Lake County, Ohio.  
Thanking Erica Hines Zaharia also for so kindly visiting the Chardon Road Cemetery this past week and for sharing some photographs she took during her visit (see below).  
Thanking Gloria Majeski, Executive Asisstant to Mayor Weger of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, for further information regarding the city's maintenance work at the Chardon Road Cemetery and at Maple Grove Cemetery and SOM Center Cemetery.

(Photographs below from Erica Hines Zaharia)
Broken unknown gravestones and an American Flag amidst the overgrowth of plantlife.
Gravestone for
Eliza A. Spring


"Lake County Genealogical Society (Ohio)" 
"Chardon Road Cemetery (Smith Farm - Shram) (inactive)":

Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:12 PM
Subject: RE: Question regarding Chardon Road Cemetery
"Chardon Road Cemetary – The City is responsible for its care.  It was originally a Twp. cemetery and when the city was incorporated, they took over the care for this.  The Chardon Road Cemetery is located next to Local Tavern (Orchard Drive) in Willoughby Hills.  Willoughby Hills shares zip code 44092 with Wickliffe, but the cemetery is actually located in Willoughby Hills, not Wickliffe.
The other 2 cemetaries that the City maintains are:
 Maple Grove Cemetary (next door to Maple Grove Grange)
 SOM Center Cemetary (located on the North side of I-90 westbound exit ramp).
All of these cemetaries are closed to new burials by law."
Gloria Majeski,
Executive Assistant to Mayor Weger
City of Willoughby Hills
35405 Chardon Road
Willoughby Hills, OH  44094
440-918-8730   fax:  440-975-3535